The people that make it happen...
Project DirectorProf Sergei Turitsyn
Director of the Institute of Photonics Technologies
Project ManagerDr Valentina Barker
Project Co-ordinatorJanet Hall
Project Administrator for Business EngagementGosia Dzierdzikowska
Materials Research Staff
Prof Paul TophamProfessor of Polymer Science Director of the Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR)
Prof. Topham’s research focuses on the synthesis, development and application of well-defined polymer systems, including “smart” polymers, biocompatible and biodegradable materials and tethered polymer brushes.
Dr Laura LeslieSenior Lecturer Reader in Materials Physics
Dr Martin has expertise in the design of bio-active glasses for biological applications
Dr Richard MartinSenior Lecturer Reader in Materials Physics
Dr Martin has expertise in the design of bio-active glasses for biological applications.
Dr Yuqing ZhangDeputy Director, Research Lecturer in Engineering Systems & Management
Dr Zhang is leading functional infrastructural material research at AIMR. His research is focused on durable, renewable and intelligent transport infrastructures and materials.
Payal BahetiMs Baheti holds a PhD in Sustainable Polymer Chemistry and is specialized in the synthesis and characterization of biopolymers using supercritical carbon dioxide technology.
At Aston University via ETICC, she supports SMEs with materials science related research and development activities.
Photonics Research Staff
Prof Michael (Misha) Sumetsky,Senior Lecturer
Prof Sumetsky has research interest in on areas included quantum mechanics, solids and electromagnetics, optics of microresonators and nanophotonics.
Professor Edik RafailovSenior Research Fellow
Prof Rafailov has research interests in photonics, nanoscience, optoelectronics and biomedical photonics.
Dr Stylianos SygletosSenior Research Fellow
Dr Sergey SergeyevSenior Research Fellow
Dr Sergeyev’s reaserch interests include: comb lasers, comb laser-based LIDAR technologies, rogue waves, polarisation phenomena in fibre optics, fibre optic amplifiers and lasers.
Dr Elena TuritsynaSenior Lecturer
Dr Turitsyna has expertise in numerical modelling of fibre Brag gratings and in modelling fibre lasers systems.
Dr Oleksiy (Alex) RozhinSenior Lecturer (nanotechnology)
Dr Rozhin’s research background is in advanced materials science, engineering and applied physics.
Dr Hani KbashiResearch Fellow
Dr Kbashi current research interests include: Fibre optic amplifier and laser; Ultrashort mode-locked fibre laser; Optical Rogue waves; Optical nonlinear dynamics.
Mohammed ChoudhuryResearch Assistant
Dr David Benton,Research Fellow
Dr Benton has research interests in free space optical comms, spectroscopy, quantum, cryptography, RF-Photonics
Dr Adenowo GbadeboRA
DR Gbadebo has expertise in fibre brag grating fabrication, sensors, electronics and software development for remote control.
Dr Vladimir OsipovRA
Dr Osipov’s research focuses on micro-optics design, 3D laser direct writing, UV nanoimprinting.